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Posted: Dec 18, 2018

Quit Smoking Forever with a Comprehensive Quit Plan

Written by SMH Emergency Clinical Pharmacist Kathryn Samai & PharmD Candidate Joshua Allman

Nearly seven in 10 smokers want to quit, according to the CDC. Smokers looking to break the addiction should consider using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), especially if they smoke more than a few cigarettes each day or have made past quit attempts that were unsuccessful. SMH pharmacists offer a breakdown of the pros and cons of the various options, so you can decide which one is best for you.

 

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Posted: Dec 13, 2018

Beware Holiday Hazards for Kids

With SMH Emergency Medicine/Toxicology Clinical Pharmacist Jeremy Lund

The holidays are a magical time, but the decorations, merrymaking and magic also can present unexpected hazards, especially for children. Keep everyone safe this season with these tips for poison prevention during the holidays. 

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018

Parkinson's Disease & Vision Problems

Written by SMH Occupational Therapist Cassandra Santiago

In people with Parkinson’s disease, related vision deficits are often overshadowed by larger issues, such as motor movement issues (short, shuffling steps or arm tremors) or changes in speech. But these visual impairments can seriously impact safety, independence and quality of life. Find out what symptoms to look for and how rehab can help.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2018

Urgent Care or ER: A Guide, by Symptom

Written by SMH Digital Content Editor Ann Key

Medical care at an urgent care center is not the same as care at an emergency room. So what’s the difference? How do you know when to go to urgent care or when you should head for the nearest hospital emergency room?

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Posted: Dec 4, 2018

Holiday Survival Guide

Video with Dr. Carolyn Bayindiryan & Written by SMH's Johnna Hommell & Jen Storch

Planning to add some twinkle and shine to your space this holiday? Decorating a home with kids or pets? Traveling? SMH's Urgent Care team shares so tips so you can spend the season merry and bright — not recovering from the flu or an avoidable injury.
 

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